Bylaws of SocBin
Approved at the annual meeting of SocBiN 28 April 2000
§1 The Society for Bioinformatics in the Nordic Countries (SocBiN)
The Society for Bioinformatics in the Nordic Countries (further in this bylaws mentioned as "the Society") is a non-profit society (ideell förening) for everyone working or interested in the field of bioinformatics. The activities are focused to the Nordic countries. The legal home of the Society is Sweden.
§2. The purpose of the Society
The purpose of the Society is to promote the development of bioinformatics in the Nordic countries and to commission the organisation of an annual conference.
§3. The working year
The working year of the Society is the period between two consecutive annual general meetings (ordinarie årsmöte).
§4. The board
The board consists of a president, a vice president, a treasurer and at least six additional members. Each Nordic country should be represented by at least one member. The board should appoint organising and program committees for the annual conference. Board meetings are documented with minutes posted on the Society´s home page.
§5. The term of office
The term of office is three years with possibility to be reelected for one additional period. A third of the board (including one of the offices: president, vice president and treasurer) should be elected each year.
§6. The annual general meeting (Ordinarie årsmöte)
The annual general meeting should be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Society. The treasurer should present the economic status of the Society with the auditors' statement at the annual meeting. At the annual general meeting there should be an election of the board and of two auditors.
§7. Extra general meeting (Extra årsmöte)
The board can propose an extra general meeting if important issues are to be decided, which cannot wait until the next general meeting. The call for such an extra annual meeting should be sent by E-mail to all members and posted on the Society� home page 30 days in advance. At an extra general meeting, only issues listed on the call can be discussed.
§8. Authority to represent the Society
The treasurer and the president are individually authorised to sign for the Society (firmatecknare).
§9. Changes to bylaws
Changes to bylaws can only be made at the annual
general meeting, and must be proposed to all members at least 30 days prior
to the meetings. Changes to the bylaws must be approved by at least a two
thirds majority of the members present at the annual general meeting.